Regional Planner I/II

Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO)

Regional Planner I/II

The Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO) is looking to fill two Regional Planner positions to develop and manage projects with cities and counties within the tri-state area of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.  Under the direction of the Regional Planning Director, the Regional Planner will develop and implement goals, objectives, and priorities of the Transportation and/or Community and Economic Development Divisions of SIMPCO.

Transportation Planning activities within the SIMPCO Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the Siouxland Regional Transportation Planning Association (SRTPA) include technical reports and assistance, planning studies, bicycle and pedestrian planning, grant applications\administration, and any other related duties as assigned by the Regional Planning Director.

Community and Economic Development Planning activities include comprehensive planning, zoning and subdivision ordinances, grant writing and administration, planning studies, and any other related duties as assigned by the Regional Planning Director.

The Regional Planner position requires effective written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present data, planning concepts and technical language in various reports and studies. Applicants must be able to provide services to the public in a courteous and effective manner. Fieldwork, night meetings, and travel may be required for certain projects.

Knowledge of Mircosoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe, and ArcGIS is recommended. Applicant must possess strong writing, research, and computer skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other persons inside and outside of the organization.

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in community development, transportation planning, geography, urban planning or related field.   Master’s degree preferred.  Must have a valid driver’s license. SIMPCO offers remote working options after a probationary period, at the discretion of the direct supervisor.

Salary Range: $45,000 – $67,000, commensurate upon experience.

To Apply:

Email resume and cover letter to simpco@simpco.org or by mail at SIMPCO, 1122 Pierce Street, Sioux City, Iowa, 51105.  Position open until filled. EOE/AA

The Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO) is a regional planning agency located in Sioux City, Iowa.  The agency is guided by a board of directors comprised of city and county elected officials, representatives of the private sector and stakeholder organizations.  SIMPCO collaborates with local governments in long-range strategic and comprehensive planning, community and economic development activities, transportation planning issues, and regional program management.